Xiaomi has unveiled in India the Redmi 8, sporting a 6.2-inch display, dual rear cameras, and two configurations.
A significant upgrade from the Redmi Note 7 is the battery capacity. It’s now rated at 5000mAh, 1000mAh larger than the previous release. Its dual rear cameras function more for portrait photos, with the second rear camera acting as the depth module.
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The 12-megapixel main rear camera at the back, while seems similar, is now capable of shooting low-light scenarios. It possesses an f/1.8 aperture with 1.25um pixel size.
The device also features a redesigned back part with the camera now placed in the middle, along with the brand logo. It will ship with the company’s MIUI 10 based on Android Pie upon launch.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 will arrive in two variants, retailing for INR 7,999 (~Php 5,900) and INR 8,999 (~Php 6,557) for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB models. The device is also expected to arrive in the Philippines in the coming days as teased on its Facebook page, so stay tuned.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 specs:
|Display||6.22-inch HD+ IPS Dot Notch display, 1520 x 720 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|Memory||3GB / 4GB|
|Storage||32GB / 64GB, up to 512GB expandable|
|Rear camera||12MP + 2MP|
|OS||MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Battery||5000mAh w/ 18W Fast Charging|
|Dimensions||156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4mm|
|Colors||Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black|
|Other Features||4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Fingerprint scanner, IR Blaster, USB Type-C,|